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Supervisor Marketplace

Supervision of undergradute students at Cambridge Judge Business School

Content and Communications Officer – Full time 37.5 hours pw




Supervisor Marketplace - supervision requests and opportunies within Cambridge University Engineering Department.

Details of opportunites for academics and PostDoc / contract researcher level.





Supervision of undergradute students at Cambridge Judge Business School


If you would like to supervise Management Studies Tripos students at CJBS, please check the eligibility criteria per module. Previous experience is desirable but not essential, as training is available from the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL)

Note that this opportunity is only open to University of Cambridge PhD students (and PostDocs). You may contact the Management Studies Tripos programme team at if you have any queries.





 Content and Communications Officer – Full time 37.5 hours pw


IfM Engage


IfM Engage is part of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge. The IfM is home to a dynamic community of experts working to progress research and impact activities to fulfil its mission: to manufacture a better world.  


Our work develops life-changing products and services, helps build better businesses, creates meaningful jobs, and improves the environment for the future. We also help governments foster innovation and enterprise to deliver social and economic benefits.


The IfM has had 50 years of incredible achievement and we want to continue looking forward, pushing boundaries, and doing new and exciting things. We are looking for a Content and Communications Officer to support this ambition by:


  • Building and enhancing the reputation of IfM and IfM Engage nationally and internationally by supporting a communications strategy to effectively communicate with key target audiences and actively disseminating content to key audiences;
  • Creating accessible content which delivers real impact, working closely with researchers to identify appropriate ways to disseminate their research, through a range of delivery approaches including written articles and news items, webinars, events, courses and direct industry engagement; and
  • Developing marketing and communications capabilities across IfM Engage and IfM


This is a permanent role and is full-time. However, we are open to conversations around flexible working and operate a hybrid working policy. The salary band for this role is £30,713-£37,538 plus a generous benefits package, including healthcare.


Role Summary

To help realise the above aims, the Content and Communications Officer will:


  • Develop high quality content to position IfM as a thought leader and raise awareness of IfM/IfM Engage activities and achievement
  • Source, write and add news stories and articles to the IfM/IfM Engage websites and proactively distribute these more widely to target audiences
  • Collect evidence on the reach and impact of communications activity
  • Build excellent relationships with IfM researchers to gain visibility of activities being carried out across the Institute, using this knowledge to create communications that attract interest and engage key audiences with the IfM and IfM Engage
  • Provide advice and support to researchers across the IfM on appropriate ways to disseminate their research to increase its reach, visibility and impact
  • Work with external contractors including designers and mailing companies as required
  • Source, commission and produce images and video content for use in IfM communications
  • Develop a social media plan and work with the Marketing and Communications Teams to implement the plan to engage with existing and new target audiences
  • Use SEO tools to inform content creation to effectively reach key target audiences
  • Report on engagement across key communications channels including social media accounts and the website


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To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to: Alison Martin, Senior Office Administrator  by the closing date of Monday 12th December @ 5pm

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